Adult pop singer-songwriter and founder of Kantor Guitars, Robert Kantor recently ventured back into his love of music with the recent release his new album, Truth, on Blaksushimusic Records. Filled with timeless melodies, the album features 10 original songs written by Kantor that blend elements from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Bringing some classic sounds, Kantor creates a new modern twist to pop rock that music has been missing.
On the album, Robert Kantor worked alongside Kareem Devlin, Lady Gaga’s former guitarist, and Grammy Award-winning engineer, Fran Cathcart. As a team, they were able to bring Kantor’s musical ideas to life in a seamless way. Robert Kantor has been a lover of music since he started playing guitar at age 11, and by 15 was playing locally with his bandmates. While he was passionate about his music, Kantor got into the business of fashion design, a trade he proved to be very skilled in and led him to a successful career in the fashion industry.
Later in 2004, Kantor combined his background in fashion design with his passion for guitar collecting and began designing customized guitars and guitar accessories, some with Swarovski crystals, for various artists. His guitars or accessories have become prized possessions of household name artists, including Eric Clapton, Lady Gaga, Richie Sambora, Santana, LennyKravitz, Gary Clarke Jr., Def Leppard, Steve Stevens (guitarist for Billy Idol) and new Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Elliot Easton of The Cars.
It was not until 2016 after the untimely passing of his wife of 18 years when Kantor decided to turn his focus back onto playing and recording music. The songs that he wrote now comprise his new album, Truth. The 10-track album is deeply personal, following the ups and downs of life in musical harmony.